Dear Editor, It is time again for Red Cross Battle ofthe Badges Blood Drive. This means local law enforcement will "battle" with local firefighters and EMS to see who can give the most blood. EMS personnel, firefighters, and law enforcement officers give time to the community; they give a sense of security to residents; and they often give blood too. As local heroes to many, their courage in the face of adversity bolsters people in ...
Occasionally - as News of the Weird has reported previously - patrons of art galleries mistake ordinary objects as the actual art.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Friday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .343; Korchman, Tampa Bay, .331; Bautista, Toronto, .330; MiYoung, Texas, .329; Peralta, Detroit, .322; Ellsbury, Boston, .322; VMartinez, Detroit, .317; MiCabrera, Detroit, .313; Konerko, Chicago, .310. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 31; Granderson, New York, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Cruz, Texas, 22; Konerko, Chicago, 22; Reynolds, Baltimore, 21; Quentin, Chicago, 20; Cabrera, Detroit, 20; Beltre, Texas, 20. RBI-Gonzalez, Boston, 80; Beltre, Texas, 76; Granderson, New ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the Fall Adult Volleyball Leagues. Register your team at the GBRC office. Leagues offered include women's recreation, intermediate, competitive and coed spiking, coed intermediate and coed recreational leagues. The registration fee is $40. Volleyball leagues will begin the week of September 5. The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 12 . For more information on these leagues contact the GBRC office at 793-3755 or e-mail: email@example.com.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Once again, Manchester United used a second-half surge to overwhelm a Major League Soccer opponent.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Any cyclist hoping to win the Tour de France sure seems to benefit from having American rider George Hincapie on his team.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org Great Bend's Shane Kern, 43, attempting to intervene in a domestic incident, sustained stab wounds to his throat and left shoulder Friday night at Brit Spaugh Park, according to police. Lt. William Browne of the Great Bend police department reports suspect Ryan Howell of Great Bend has been jailed in the Barton County Jail. He is being held on $75,000 bond for aggravated battery. Great Bend police were dispatched to 2334 ...
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - A face-to-face meeting with the state official who oversees Larned State Hospital has eased the concern over recent firings expressed by State Senator Allen Schmidt, D-Hays. Schmidt met Friday with Rob Siedlecki, secretary of the Social and Rehabilitation Services. Siedlecki is responsible for the management for the state hospital system, including the Larned State Hospital complex. Siedlecki was hired by Governor Sam Brownback. "He described Larned State Hospital as ...
By DAVE RANNEY KHI News Service NEWTON - A private psychiatric unit here has stopped accepting overflow patients from the state hospital in Larned because state money has dried up. The state's three hospitals for the mentally ill have frequently been full beyond capacity in recent years. Larned State Hospital has been over capacity four out of every five days for at least the past two years. And Prairie View in Newton was one of ...
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
LARNED - Mark Twain once penned, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Is that true for football players? Football teams?
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos lead the league in an exhaustive list of offensive categories: Points, yards, passing, first downs, third down efficiency.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.